Friday, October 25, 2013


I've been wanting to do another pirate piece for a while.

New website!

I've had an indexhibit site for a few years now and have always wanted a clean, colorful and fun website. After playing around with a few different hosting/website creation sites I ended up going with squarespace. I haven't finished playing with it yet but I love it!

The format really seems to suit the more simplistic style I've been working on for the last few months. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Gifts of Power' exhibition at Chartwell

I was recently approached by the Events Officer of Chartwell House, under the care of the National Trust, to do a series of paintings for their upcoming winter exhibit 'Gifts of Power'. As Chartwell was Winston Churchill's family home, I was of course more than delighted. The paintings feature Rufus I and II (Churchill's miniature poodle I featured in my book 'War Dogs') as well as Jock the cat, who 'still' resides at Chartwell.

Jock the cat


More Rufus

Jock himself:

You can see these paintings as well as other features (and perhaps even Jock the Cat) at the 'Gifts of Power' exhibit at the Chartwell Estate this winter. This project was a major thrill! I'll hopefully be able to post photos of the exhibit itself sometime soon.

Many thanks to Emily Christmas for approaching me with this project and to Zoe Roberts for taking over.